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post #1 of 152
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I saw an article about this new series in the L.A. Times. Otherwise, it would have eluded me.

Since I'm creating this thread the day after the pilots premiere, appears others may have been unaware as well.

Anyway, just watched the pilot and quite enjoyed it!

The overall mood has an understated independent film quality. The characters are realistic and well drawn. Law enforcement is not driving the latest Chevy muscle car, etc. The location and cinematography are inviting as well.

Robert Taylor is great so far as the main character!



P.S. Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck) is in it To be frank, this is why I watched it in the first place
post #2 of 152
It's on my DVR. The only reason I'm giving it a chance is cause of Katee.
post #3 of 152
Longmire reminds me of James Arness on Gunsmoke, and it was probably intentional. Thought it was not bad, I'll probably give it a few more views. Katee Sackhoff???
I just don't get it, or her, she was awful in the last year of 24.. Not much better here, so far.... Maybe I'm missing something, I guess...
post #4 of 152
I loved it, She had her Starbuck persona back...
post #5 of 152
I recorded it to watch tonight. Interesting to hear the two opposite views on Sackhoff. I hated her in 24 and liked (not loved) her in BSG. Hopefully, her performance alone won't dictate how this show goes for me, bcz I read some previews that made it sound interesting. We'll see.
post #6 of 152
I never saw 24 so cannot comment on that. I really enjoyed her work on BSG.
post #7 of 152
I liked it and will watch more, certainly a change from seeing the same old Warner's city-look backlot with a bunch generic looking cops standing around looking at dead bodies.

Lou Diamond Phillips is an actor I can really only take in small does so hopefully he's not front and center every week. Sackoff was not playing either character she's been in the recent past(24, BSG) so that was good.
post #8 of 152
Lou Diamond Phillips is why I watch :-) He is one sexy guy and very hot ;-)
!! Hope they show him much more and give him alot to do on the show !!
post #9 of 152
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Originally Posted by dfergie View Post

I loved it, She had her Starbuck persona back...

She's such an angel
post #10 of 152
I watched it and thought it was a good start. Lets see how it proceeds.
post #11 of 152
Good start, needs a few tweeks here and there but the chemistry seems promising. I do like westerns and a modern day take on it sounds promising.
post #12 of 152
I was pleasantly surprised. You get the feeling that you are in a modern border town, which can be a strange mix of old cowboy and modern punk. So far so good.
post #13 of 152
I liked the Longmire Pilot episode too. As another poster has already observed, Robert Taylor, the Aussie actor who played Longmire, reminded me of James Arness in Gunsmoke. My only caveat about the pilot was the way the young Indian who Longmire met at a remote cabin just happened to stand within a foot of an uncurtained window while a skilled sniper was at large. Oh, well, it's television.smile.gif That reservation aside, I thought the pilot was enjoyable and I look forward to what comes next.
post #14 of 152
I give it a positive. I suspect that the shortcomings in characters and backstories will only improve over the season. Sackhoff's character was spotty as it looked like she would be somewhat prominent and then she sort of disappeared. Sackhoff has something as many actors disappear totally after a successful series. I liked her Starbuck and hope they develop the character to be more than a minor support character.
post #15 of 152
It was decent and I will try it again. Sackhoff just isn't for me I guess, and I found her just tolerable, not quite the mistake she was in 24. The story was interesting enough and I'll watch to see if it improves over time.
post #16 of 152
I liked the first episode I saw. I wasn't sure who the woman deputy was, but they need to use her more. The same with Lou Diamond Phillips. He is the reason that I initially watched the pilot episode.
post #17 of 152
Guess someone at A&E saw JUSTIFIED.
post #18 of 152
I like these procedurals, but how many murders are there in a small Wyoming venue to sustain a weekly show? Gonna be some suspendin' goin' on 'round here, I predict. The scenery alone may keep me coming back along with the dearth of summer shows.
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Guess someone at A&E saw JUSTIFIED.

And/or Jesse Stone Not a knock on this new show, which we thought was pretty good.
post #20 of 152
Why murders? could have many other things to keep a Sheriffs department busy ...
post #21 of 152
I just watched my DVD recording of it today and it will definitely be on my "live" schedule following the Mad Men finale this week. I enjoyed Longmire, a modern "cowboy show."
post #22 of 152
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I like these procedurals....

I like Sackoff, but I am not a procedural fan at all. Procedurals just seem so .. tired or something. Different shows with the same procedural premise (though with different settings, characters, etc) can't seem to hold my interest. I'll keep watching this show for a few more episodes because the acting and writing seemed fairly good, and because of Katie. I just don't know how many more shows, and episodes within shows, can continue to hold folks' interest when just about every one of these shows goes:

(1) Someone is murdered / harmed
(2) Some other filler not related to the murder happens (insert relevant filler here)
(3) Police (insert investigative team relevant to show here) investigate.
(4) Police talk to between 3 and 10 different people on that episode
(5) one of the 3-10 people is caught as the murderer

Rinse, repeat. Show after show, year after year. God bless the folks that like this kind of thing - and there must be many as the ratings are high for procedurals. I must be in quite the minority, but the utter redundancy of procedurals simply can't hold my interest for long. Katie might for this show, but not the overall non-serialized aspect of it ...
post #23 of 152
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Rinse, repeat. Show after show, year after year. God bless the folks that like this kind of thing - and there must be many as the ratings are high for procedurals. I must be in quite the minority, but the utter redundancy of procedurals simply can't hold my interest for long. Katie might for this show, but not the overall non-serialized aspect of it ...

It's generally the long story arcs that tend to make these shows watchable. If you're not pulled in by the development of the main characters and their back stories, then the series will flounder. A continual rehash will lead to boredom and the audience will melt away, but when you're looking forward to piecing together the longer arcs then you'll continue to watch. Works that way for all genres.
post #24 of 152
Anyone surprised that Bailey Chase's character was going to be Longmire's daughters lover? At least he is getting some roles. Last saw him on Touch. No luck there - canceled. Kenny Johnson surfaced on a lot of shows after Saving Grace. Prime Suspect - canceled, SOA - blown up by a land mine. Can't these guys catch a break? Hope this show sticks around awhile.
post #25 of 152
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Anyone surprised that Bailey Chase's character was going to be Longmire's daughters lover? At least he is getting some roles. Last saw him on Touch. No luck there - canceled. Kenny Johnson surfaced on a lot of shows after Saving Grace. Prime Suspect - canceled, SOA - blown up by a land mine. Can't these guys catch a break? Hope this show sticks around awhile.
Touch was renewed for a second season, maybe you're thinking of Awake on NBC?
post #26 of 152
So what was the story with the body in the latest episode? When Longmire first noticed the tiny cemetery plot, it didn't look recently disturbed. So when had the body first been removed from the grave? And where had they been keeping it all that time? That twist to the story plot certainly was unique.

I am liking this show more than I was expecting. I started watching because of Sackhoff and Freeman, but the Wyoming setting is growing on me. I liked when they were crouched behind the cars and it just starts snowing.

Duane
post #27 of 152
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I am liking this show more than I was expecting. I started watching because of Sackhoff and Freeman, but the Wyoming setting is growing on me. I liked when they were crouched behind the cars and it just starts snowing.

Duane

It's actually filmed in central New Mexico, around Taos, Santa Fe, Los Alamos and various other points.
post #28 of 152
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Touch was renewed for a second season, maybe you're thinking of Awake on NBC?

Right on target. My mistake. Still disappointed by Awake cancellation, but that is for a different discussion area.
post #29 of 152
So one minute the killer in the house is shooting at the sheriff who wisely ducks for cover and a few scenes later he's just walking around in the open. Then he chains the killer's target below the floor in the seller so that the killer can easily kill him. Oh well, it was good at least to see "Ann of Green Gables" again after so many years.
post #30 of 152
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Oh well, it was good at least to see "Ann of Green Gables" again after so many years.

Funny thing, I recognized her voice and was like...Is that Megan Follows? That first Anne of Green Gables was 27 years ago! What a great cast and presentation that was smile.gif

Back to Longmire. I preferred this episode over the last. Still hoping for more though. It was pretty much by the numbers.
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